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Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 Agronomy Plus

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: Newport, East Side Restaurant and Pub, 47 Landing Street #3, Newport, VT 05855. $25 registration fee, Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information please visit 2014agronomyplus.eventbrite.com or call Brent Passut at 802-751-8307 or 1-800-545-8920; email to:brent.passut@uvm.edu . Topics include: maximizing forage yield and quality, optimizing N-rates on corn and forages, understanding your true milk production costs, improving soil quality, calf rearing, tile drainage basics and dairy farming "across the pond."
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Brent Passut at 802-751-8307 or 800-545-8920 by January 31, 2014 so we may assist you.

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Ground Work: Tractor Skills & Farm Mechanization Decision Making

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online & 1 hands-on day in Essex
Description: Effective Strategies for Teaching Tractor Skills and Farm Mechanization Decision Making

A new professional development (train-the-trainer) program to prepare and support agricultural educators, farmers, and farm service providers to deliver farm mechanization and tractor education to beginning farmers, farm workers, and apprentices throughout the Northeast.

The hands-on training is May 21st or 22nd (trainee choice), in Essex Junction, VT.

Registration Deadline: December 20th, 2013

Thanks to a grant from the Northeast SARE Professional Development Program, there is no tuition cost to participate. However, participants are expected to cover travel expenses to attend the hands-on, in-person training day in Essex Junction, Vermont. Lodging will be provided as needed.

On-line application: tinyurl.com/tractor-ed

For more information: contact Kristen Mullins at mailto:kristen.mullins@uvm.edu or 802.656.2034.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kristen Mullins at 802-656-2034 by December 20, 2013 so we may assist you.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Burke Town School, 3293 Burke Hollow Road, West Burke, VT 05871. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 Agronomy Plus

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: Springfield, Nolin-Murray Center (at St. Mary's Church), 40 Summer Street, Springfield, VT 05156. $25 registration fee, Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information please visit 2014agronomyplus.eventbrite.com or call Brent Passut at 802-751-8307 or 1-800-545-8920; email to:brent.passut@uvm.edu . Topics include: maximizing forage yield and quality, optimizing N-rates on corn and forages, understanding your true milk production costs, improving soil quality, calf rearing, tile drainage basics and dairy farming "across the pond."
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Brent Passut at 802-751-8307 or 800-545-8920 by January 31, 2014 so we may assist you.

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Lunch and Learn 4-H Volunteer Webinar

Time: 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Description: Encouraging Family and Parent Involvement in clubs, presented by Debbie Fajans and Rose Garritano. go.uvm.edu/ha99b . For more information: sarah.kleinman@uvm.edu . Click the link provided and call 1-888-296-6500 passcode 662395.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Northeast Region 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Description: To be held at the Orleans Elementary School, 53 School Street, Orleans, VT. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the contest begins at 10:00. Parents and leaders are encouraged to bring snacks to share. Beverages will be provided by the Orleans County Dairy Promotion. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lindy Birch at (802)334-7325 or (866) 260-5561 by February 7, 2014 so we may assist you.

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Rutland County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Middletown Springs Elementary Sc
Description: Quiz bowl will be held at the Middletown Springs Elementary School. Registration will begin at 9:30am, event start at 10am. Please bring pencils. A light snack will be provided. Open to all 4-Hers. For more information contact Martha Seifert, Interim 4-H Educator for Rutland and Bennington Counties, (802) 388-4969, or (800) 956-1125, or martha.seifert@uvm.edu

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Junior Iron Chefs

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Newark Street School, 1448 Newark Street, Newark, VT 05871. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Around the Table With EFNEP

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Description: Chittenden Clinic, 75 San Remo Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Whole Farm Planning for Women Beginning Farmers

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lamoille County, VT
Description: The course will cover a wide range of topics including how to create a values-based farm mission, improve leadership and communication skills and use management tools such as business planning and marketing strategies to increase farm profitability. Participants also will learn about the whole farm decision analysis process, time management, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility and integration of livestock on the farm.

Applications for this course are now being accepted through November 15. Space is limited to 17 qualified participants. Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the registration fee, which is on a sliding scale of $150 to $500. An online application form may be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes."

For additional information and questions, contact Jessie Schmidt, 802-223-2389 x203, newfarmer@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389x203 or 866-860-1382 by November 15, 2013 so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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Book-in-Bag

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 60 Normand Street, Winooski, VT 05405. Information: Louise Brunelle, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, UVM Extension, 23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3323; 802-656-9465; louise.brunelle@uvm.edu.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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UVM Extension 2014 Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Vermont Interactive Technologies (www.vitlink.org/location) locations: Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., Williston. $395 includes all course materials. Register by January 17, 2014. Contact: Lisa Chouinard, UVM Extension Master Gardener Program, 63 Carrigan Drive, 206 Jeffords Hall, Burlington, VT 05405; 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230; master.gardener@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 or 1-800-639-2230 by January 3, 2014 so we may assist you. Visit go.uvm.edu/6o9f- for course information and registration.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Intro to Ag Financial Management

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Burlington & White River Jct, VT
Description: Registration deadline: Jan. 20, Cost: $120
Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

Registrations received after Jan. 20 will be subject to a $25 late fee.

For more information: Jessie Schmidt, newfarmer@uvm.edu, 802-223-2389 x203.

This course provides farmers with the knowledge they need to understand and complete a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Participants will learn the basics of budgeting and skills to anticipate the financial needs of their farm operations. Participants can choose to participate in a clinic with one-to-one assistance at no additional charge.

Classes will be offered simultaneously in Burlington and White River Junction, Vermont, with an on-site instructor at each location. Registration discounts are available for people who have completed Growing Places. To register or for more information about the course, visit www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes," then "Intro to Ag Financial Management." To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by January 20, 2014.

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Food for Thought

Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Description: Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Information: Bernadette Bessette, UVM Extension, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; 802-751-8307 x361 or 1-800-545-8920 (toll-free in Vt.); bernadette.bessette@uvm.edu.

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Chittenden County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Practice

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Description: Essex Highl School. Practice for all Chittenden County 4-H horse members. Call 656-5429 if weather is questionable.

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